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Political economy of the U.S. temporary duty suspension program: An empirical note

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  • Omer Gokcekus

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  • Amber Barth

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We examine every TDS Bill introduced by the House of Representatives and approved by the U.S. International Trade Commission in the last six years. The significant relationship between these bills and campaign contributions coupled with the personal characteristics of proponents and sponsors influence the policy outcomes of the U.S. TDS Program. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Public Choice.

Volume (Year): 131 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
Pages: 345-350

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Handle: RePEc:kap:pubcho:v:131:y:2007:i:3:p:345-350

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Keywords: Temporary duty suspension; Political contributions;

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  1. Ludema, Rodney D & Mayda, Anna Maria & Mishra, Prachi, 2010. "Protection for Free? The Political Economy of U.S. Tariff Suspensions," CEPR Discussion Papers 7926, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.

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